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we are live in oakland where an early morning fire is being called suspicious. we'll tell you why residents here are still in the dark. a new 49er controversy involving an antibullying vehicle. we'll tell you why two players denied ever making the video. fraud concerns about the first of its kind id program for illegal immigrant starting today in oakland. it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning, thank you for joining us i'm pam cook. >> good morning, i'm brian flores. big game this weekend. >> there is? >> yeah. super bowl i think. what will the forecast be like for the super bowl? >> here or there? >> both. >> there, they are okay. this week we ended january with
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sunny and warm weather. we will take that into february 1st. a little chilly out there but high pressure says i'm hanging around for awhile. if you enjoyed yesterday, they will be the same. traffic is doing pretty well around the bay area. let's go right to the pictures and show you the traffic is moving along pretty well if you are driving on interstate 880 in oakland. also the morning commute in san francisco northbound 101 that looks good getting up to the 80 split. it is 4:29 let's go back to the desk. sal, thank you. over night news several people are without power after a string of fires in oakland. ktvu channel 2 reporter claudine wong is live in the neighborhood where it happened with more on why firefighters are calling it suspicious. claudine. >> reporter: this investigation under way at this hour. firefighters told me 40 people in the dark for a fire early this morning. you can see there is nothing left of these two here. there is only is a couple of
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them here. there is a couple more down the street. if you want to know how hot it pushed, take a look at this car. it just melted the side of the vehicle. this all started at 2:00 this morning. i want to show you video we shot a little bit earlier. if i talk to the lieutenant this morning from the oakland fire department he says they got a call about 2:00. residents in a nearby apartment building started getting smoke into their apartment so they called 911. when firefighters got on the scene the flames were shooting 30 feet in the air. fur of these trees were on fire. some of the cars parked next to them were also starting to burn. there was a power line down in the middle of the street. they got everything out. their fire investigator was out here this morning as well. he spent 45 minutes out here and just got to the department to start his investigation. they aren't sure how it started but at this point they say it does look very suspicious. they think that fire helped
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knock down the power line. we tried to get ahold of pg&e but firefighters are estimating it will be four hours before they get the power back on. there are not pg&e crews on scene right now. certainly it will be a long morning. the investigation under way. oakland police were out here. this all looks very suspicious to them. live in oakland claudine wong. >> we are now just two days from the super bowl. and in two hours whether hear from 49er coach jim harbaugh and his brother john harbaugh in a special news conference. topics will include family upbringing as well as sharing the same practice facility right now. jim harbaugh stood next to colin kaepernick as the team went through drills. they called the 100 minute practice the best of the season. the 49ers are under a new cloud of controversy. the team hoped to move past the
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antigay remarks of one player. however as ktvu tara moriarty tells us, two more players are now caught in the gay rights issue. >> two of the players who made the video at first denied ever making it. >> set goals for yourself. look forward to the future and it will get better. >> reporter: they told usa today reporter that they did not realize that the aim of the video was to fight bullying among lesbian, gay, and bisexual teens. now that video has been pulled. brook said i didn't make any video. this is america if someone wants to be gay it's their right. when his memory was finally jarred he said it was an antibullying video but not a
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gay rights thing. when you look at the video they have short clips and the words gay and lesbian was never used. sow pa o.k. georgia had no comment. san francisco was the first team to take part in the it gets better campaigning. coming up we will talk to 49er fans and see what they have to say about this. live in daly city i'm tara moriarty. >> the super bowl means football, catchy commercials, and super bowl parties. many are preparing big feasts. coming up the super bowl staple flying off store shelves. we are following breaking news. a turkish police official says a bomber debt dated a device. you see these are live pictures right now. very fluid situation. at least two people were killed in the explosion. this is again seen out in front of the embassy. some media reports are
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identifying two people killed as embassy security guards. we will continue to follow the situation and bring you updates this morning. today oakland city leaders will introduce a first in the country. it is both an id card and a debit card. supporters say the cards will help low income and immigrants who often don't have access to bank accounts and have to rely on costly check cashers. critics fear users could be targets of fraud because the cards are inscribed with personal information. a lost or stolen card could give thieves the information they need to drain a bank account. for the first time in california cease history latinos will out number whites. latinos will make up 39% of california's population by this summer. that will be equal to the number of right. by 2010 latinos will be the largest ethnic group at 41%. whites will make up 37%. a used car dealer in the south bay is due in court accused of swindling dozens of
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customers. some old office furniture is left outside. the used car lot abruptly closed seven weeks ago and now we are learning the owner is accused of swindling more than 40 people out of their cars and money through an elaborate scam. >> any idea how he was able to operate? >> no. that is all part of the investigation. whether he took money from one vehicle to keep another person satisfied we are not sure. >> police arrested owner ameen wisal. the 50-year-old went by the native name andy paul. he faces up to six years in prison if convicted. independent monitor says the department has taken a big step back ward in the past year. the report specifically cites the police response to oakland fight.
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the federal government could take over the police department if oakland police does not comply with the court order reforms. that same report found two oakland police officers pointed their guns at a sleeping 19- month-old child. that happened last summer on market street while the officers were serving a search warrant in a misdemeanor drug case. they had their guns drawn for their own protection. former new york city mayor ed cover died this morning. he earned a national reputation when he walked the streets of new york and asked people how am i doing? he didn't seem to care how or if he answered. he was 88 years old. funeral services are planned for monday in manhattan. john kerry will be sworn in as the next secretary of state later today.
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before starting his new job he made a farewell tour across massachusetts. he wanted to thank the people who he represented in the senate for 29 years. hillary clinton will give her farewell speech to the state department this afternoon on her last day of secretary of state. clinton gave her last public speech before the council on foreign relations. in her remarks she called equal rights for women the unfinished business of the 21st century. in her four years of secretary of state clinton traveled nearly a million miles. time is 4:37. in less than an hour the government releases its january jobs report. most analysts expect to hear job growth remain relatively steady with 160,000 new jobs created. that will keep the unplace of employment rate at 7.1%. there are few that expect slightly better numbers and see the jobless rate slip to 7.7%.
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>> that number always plays a big role on wall street. 4:38 is the time. let's get an early look at commute. good morning, sal. >> good friday morning is what you meant to say. >> of course. >> it is a nice friday. we are off to a good start. we don't have a lot going on. this is a look at interstate 80 westbound as we head out to the mccarthur maze. no major problems heading outs to the maze. also looking at the commute here westbound bay bridge the traffic is light. there are some people who are up early and i saw a tweet this morning. someone had to get up very early and i was thinking welcome to my life. any way. traffic is moving along pretty well. northbound 280 getting up to highway 17 that traffic is moving along very well. hello steve. >> did you say welcome to the dawn patrol? >> something like that. >> yes, sir. good morning. we do have a little bit more fog. otherwise it's another quiet
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pattern. a few high clouds showing themselves might drift in over the weekend. no big deal. next sign of rain next thursday and friday. it looks like a colder system than a rainy system. highs today upper 60s and 70s. sunny and warm again today after some morning fog. then mostly sunny. i think we will see a little bit more fog. hazy skies. over all, you can see everything rides up and over. january just carries into the first couple days of february. 30s and 40s on the temps. really not much has changed. dew points amount of moisture in the air has gone up. results sunny and warm again. chilly start with some of that fog. it will be another nice afternoon. a little bit of an offshore breeze. 60s to near 70 degrees on the temps. fog, sun, hazy right into saturday. a lot of high clouds on sunday into early monday. no big changes until the end of next week. >> thank you.
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coming up frightening moments aboard an american airlines flight. death at the x-games. the actions espn is promising as a result.
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good morning. a little bit of patchy fog. maybe a little bit more than what we saw yesterday. highs in the mid to upper 60s. an alaska airlines jet force forced to make an emergency landing after its pilot lost consciousness. the co-pilot took over the controls and safely landed the plane in portland. it was originally bound for seattle. the airline says the pilot passed out somewhere over oregon. paramedics rushed him to the hospital as soon as the plane landed. today marks ten years since the space shuttle columbia disaster. they will be remembered in nasa
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ames this morning. she was a mission specialist on challengers final flight which had prepared for their mission. will there be a separate mission to remember them. 25 people are dead more than 100 injured after an explosion at mexico state owned oil company headquarters. the explosion happened yesterday sending hundreds of people running into the streets. the explosion started in the basement and heavily damaged three floors of that building where several thousand people were. crews will be digging through debris to search for anyone who may have been trapped. in alabama hostage negotiators continue to communicate with a man who is holding a young boy captive. the man and boy have been in an under ground bunker since tuesday. the man snatched the boy off a school bus since fatally shooting the driver.
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the fbi has evidence suggesting the shooting was a hate crime. at midnight labor contracts expired for union employees. university proposal calls for union members to contribute more into their retirement and health care coverage. it's really scary. we don't know what's coming down. i only want what i signed up for and put in my years for. >> negotiations continue between both sides with the help of an outside arbitrator. despite the expired contract, there are no plans to strike. despite accreditation returns san francisco is encouraging students to keep enrolling. the college spokesman said it lost 2,000 students over the past year amid growing concerns over the school's future. they have until march 15th to report back to the accrediting
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commission. x-games owner espn is promising to conduct a safety review over the death of a snow mobile rider. caleb moore was attempting to do a back flip during the colorado event last week when his snow mobile landed on top of him. he did walk away from the crash with help but developed bleeding around his heart. this is the first death in an x- games competition. continuing our coverage of the super bowl 49er fans are stalking up. they have decorated their store with football balloons and banners. hot sellers includes tailgating staples like soda, beer, chips, and dip. >> chips and some cay sew and beer.
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>> while pizza and sandwich restaurants will see a bump in business an oakland ramin noodle shop will close early. chp is targeting drunk drivers this weekend. dui crashes in california jumped by 75% on super bowl sunday. that is compared to other sundays in january or february. the highway patrol averages 450dui arrests on super bowl sunday. now that is why the chp is pushing the slogan fans don't let fans drive drunk. stay with us for continuing coverage from new orleans joe fonzi will join us live at 5:00. our ktvu news team is bringing you live reports from the big easy and every newscast leading up to the super bowl and on sunday night after the game switch to channel 2 for a live local post game show with fans in the bay area and new orleans. those so-called love locks will be removed from a freeway overpass. couples have atashed locks to
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the fencing on the main street bridge over highway 17 as a symbol of love. the locks are a potential safety hazard. the removed locks will be stored at the los gatos yard until february 15th. the museum is creating a valentines day exhibit who people who want to display their locks. 4:48 is the time. sal, how is traffic? >> well, i'm keeping an eye on the roads and they are doing well. it's one of those things where you know it's kind of hoping the other shoe doesn't drop. it's looking good on 80 westbound. we all know in this business that things start off well but doesn't always stay that way. bay bridge toll plaza that looks good getting into san francisco. no problems getting across the bay into the city. if you are driving -- 280 also looks good on 101. we've had a couple bad days san jose this week. but right now is a good time to get out there. by the way, visibility and all
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the traffic shots i can see here is good. so the fog is not a major issue. we'll ask steve about that right now. sal, you and i know it usually shows up like 6:00 to 8:00. a very quiet pattern. not a lot going on. today notice a lot of haze around the edges. hazy and warm. mostly sunny on weekend. higher clouds coming up to the southwest. i think it's mainly san jose south. next rain next thursday and friday. it looks like a colder system. don't let this sunny and warm weather fool you. you know colder weather will return it looks like end of next week. until then high pressure continues to move in. 30s and 40s on the temps. some temperatures probably dip down to near freezing. cloud and rain forecast. this will be saturday we'll see some of those. see how they stay more toward monterey and san jose south and
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hang out there. by sunday afternoon most of it is gone and then high pressure will come right back. today though expect for patchy fog and hazy sunshine it's pretty quiet. a little bit of an offshore breeze. some locations get it and others stay calm. chilly, stray fog. 60 to near 70 degrees. a little cooler out toward fairfield, antioch. redwood city 65. mountain view 66. looks good for your weekend and early next week things change. something that hasn't been seen around the country in 15 years. the unusual case of rabies in the bay area that has health officials calling for pet vaccinations. also keep your clothes on. it's no longer legal to be naked in public. the plan activists have to defy that ban today.
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>> many stores are manipulating the drug and calling it something else to avoid the law. many teens are finding out about it in juvenile hall since
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it can't be traced through a urine test. >> i almost lost my life by smoking trying to be high. trying to be cool. >> law enforcement agencies say unless the drug is sold openingly they don't have the resources to go after every store that may be selling the drug behind the counter. many are selling it for twice as much as marijuana. sonoma county is dealing with an unusual case of rabies. a person from santa rosa is being treated by a bat from a rabid house cat. this is the first report of rabies in more than 15 years. they are not releasing any details about the case but are urging owners to vaccinate pets against rabies. outbreak of the norovirus left 50 people sick in the east bay. it's when two employees at the north park deli came to work sick. one group who ate the the restaurant employee included
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bio care medical. >> you have no idea what was wrong with you. i was very weak. it just suddenly hit you. i hadn't been in contact with anyone that had been ill. but now i'm fine. >> the owner of the restaurant has since done a thorough cleaning of the building and issued an apology to his customers. it's no longer to bear it all in san francisco. opponents say they are not going to comply. they plan to hold a nude protest at city hall this afternoon. they argue the new law violates their right to free speech. first time violators could face a fine up to $100. during the past four years more than seven people have died while trying to save their pets. that is why this morning the east bay spca has teamed up with the coast guard to help educate dog owners about the dangers of the water. they are hoping to send the
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message dogs are better swimmers than people. experts also warning dog owners about throwing toys in active waves. time is 4:55. we always hope for friday light. but let's go to sal and see what the roads are looking like. >> i just have breaking news. i just got off the phone with chp there is about to be an amber alert issued right here out of oakland. just got off the phone with chp and they gave me some information. they will be looking far 1973 chevy pickup truck license 7n79574 but they said to me that oakland police is just about to release the information on the missing child in an amber alert. they will put the information up on the cms signs. we're on it. we'll let you know more as soon as oakland releases that information we'll tell you. let's go to traffic pictures here. this is a look at interstate 880 in oakland. traffic is moving along pretty
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well as you drive through the coliseum area. the morning commute looks good on northbound 101 approaching the 80 split there are no major problems coming up. if you are drying on 101 -- driving on 101 that looks good. let's go to steve. thank you. we have mostly clear skies. a little bit of patchy fog will be around. more sunshine today. the first of february looks very, very nice as well. few high clouds will drift in here starting tomorrow. high pressure gives us a little bit offshore breeze. sunny and warm. mostly sunny on the weekend. a lot of those higher clouds look like they are taking aim. 30s and 40s on the temps. really nothing has changed. although the dew point is definitely up. some of the higher clouds you can see those starting to work their way in. by noon line looks about san francisco, oakland, concord, south. after that disappears high pressure will build back in for monday and tuesday. next hint of any rain will be next thursday. it looks like a colder system.
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sunny and warm again today. a nice afternoon chilly start. patchy fog. 30s and 40s. highs 60s to near 70 degrees. 66 santa rosa. morgan hill 68. santa cruz 70. 64 san mateo and fremont 66. not much change with your weekend always in view there. fog, sun, hazy. mostly sunny on monday. maybe a little bit more fog or clouds early next week. we are heading into your 5:00 hour. breaking news from oakland. amber alert just issued for a missing child. a deadly attack at the u.s. embassy in turkey. we have just received new information. we have team coverage of the super bowl. we will take you live to new orleans and tell you about a new controversy involving the niners.
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